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Recorded in February 1928 in Ashland, Kentucky. A rare example of the banjo used in a religious tune. This tune contains references to Enoch (Gen 5:21-24), Paul (Acts 16:25-26), Moses (Exo 3:2) and a strange account out of Ezekiel about walking bones (Ezek 37:1-10), not to mention Eve and "Satan a-tempting me."
This audio is part of the collection: 78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings It also belongs to collection: Music, Arts & Culture Artist/Composer: Bascom Lamar Lunsford Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00 Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3 Keywords:
Music; Acoustic; Ballad; Country; Old-Time Appalachian; Christian; Banjo Tune; 78rpm Individual Files
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May 29, 2009
Bascom is probably the only attorney that will get into Heaven...
Wish there was more of ol' Bascom up on this archive. Any fan of old-time music owes him a huge debt of gratitude for his extensive documentation.
Here's the lyrics:
Old Enoch he lived to be
Three hundred and sixty-five
When the Lord came and took him
Back to heaven alive
I saw, I saw the light from heaven
Shining all around
I saw the light come shining
I saw the light come down
For when Paul prayed in prison
Them prison walls fell down
The prison keeper shouted
"Redeeming love I've found!"
When Moses saw that a-burning bush
He walked it around and around
Then the Lord said to Moses
"You's treadin' the holy ground."
Dry bones in that valley
Got up and took a little walk
The deaf could hear
And the dumb could talk
Adam and Eve in the garden
Under that sycamore tree
Eve said "Adam...
Satan never tempted me."
October 13, 2008
I saw the light from heaven shining all around...
Weirdly haunting--and I'm an agnostic! This fella has a brilliant sense of where the realms of the surreal and the mystical overlap...
July 4, 2005
Not too dry
Really interesting little song here, like the furious bamjo picking, and the lyrics, but get a load of this guy's delivery! Fun to listen to for sure.